Comscore to Provide Deduplicated Connected TV Measurement for YouTube and YouTube TV

Agreement enables advertisers to fully measure their video investments across all screens, now including YouTube and YouTube TV, for an accurate view of true incremental reach and frequency

RESTON, Va., August 9, 2021 – Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, today announced it will be incorporating YouTube and YouTube TV measurement into its signature cross-platform service, Comscore Campaign Ratings. The milestone, which builds on Comscore’s partnership with Google to help build the next generation of YouTube measurement without third-party pixels, will enable Comscore to provide marketers with an unmatched understanding of how audiences are consuming content on YouTube and YouTube TV across desktop, mobile, and, with this integration, connected TV (CTV).

Comscore Campaign Ratings provides advertisers and agencies with a deduplicated view of reach and frequency across linear TV, OTT/CTV, PC and Mobile inventory. This includes measurement for co-viewers on OTT/CTV. The new capability announced today will pave the way for advertisers and agencies to understand combined co-viewing for YouTube and YouTube TV across OTT/CTV as well as incremental reach to their linear TV buys, providing total cross-platform ad measurement.

The rise of streaming on CTV devices continues to create new opportunities for advertisers to reach viewers. Amid such rapid growth and with the proliferation of streaming services, Comscore Campaign Ratings offers advertisers a holistic and consistent means to compare campaign performance across providers and platforms. The addition of YouTube and YouTube TV will enable one of the largest advertising sources for modern cross-platform measurement. As previously published by Comscore, more than 80% of CTV reach in the U.S. falls on only five streaming services — and only two are ad-supported.

“People are watching more YouTube than ever — on mobile, on laptops, and especially on our fastest growing screen, the TV, and we want to ensure advertisers can measure their reach across all devices with third-party partners like Comscore," says Debbie Weinstein, Vice President, Global Solutions, YouTube. "We also know people are choosing to watch their favorite YouTube content on connected TVs with others, and the inclusion of co-viewing in this new integration will allow advertisers to understand the full scale of the audience they're able to reach through YouTube CTV campaigns."

“This is a critical milestone for Comscore and for the industry. Our clients are placing a large portion of their advertising spend with YouTube, and they need a holistic view of how that spend is performing relative to the entire media mix. We’re confident that clients using Comscore Campaign Ratings will have the most complete picture of advertising performance in the market,” said Bill Livek, Chief Executive Officer, Comscore.

About Comscore
Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms. With a data footprint that combines digital, linear TV, over-the-top and theatrical viewership intelligence with advanced audience insights, Comscore allows media buyers and sellers to quantify their multiscreen behavior and make business decisions with confidence. A proven leader in measuring digital and TV audiences and advertising at scale, Comscore is the industry’s emerging, third-party source for reliable and comprehensive cross-platform measurement.

Marie Scoutas
Comscore, Inc.